Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Hammer Cupcake Cake for Father´s Day

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Hi everyone! Father´s Day is just around the corner and this year I thought of making something my father likes more than cookies. He´s more into cakes, and cupcakes than into decorated cookies! So, I thought I would give the hammer idea a try, but in cake form, for so, in cupcake cake form.

The shape is pretty simple, but this website helped me a lot with the shape, and this and this with the texture of my hammer.

Ingredients and tools:
- cupcake recipe here.
- 5 cupcake wrappers. In the recipe mentioned above I tell you what to do with leftover batter.
- toothpicks.
- hammer template. I show you how to make it in the video below.
- store bought whip cream.
- 1 round cardboard (about the size of a regular paper sheet).
- big piping bag and big open round open piping tip. You can get away with using a ziplock bag and cutting a big hole on it.
- 3 ziplock bags.
- black and brown gel food coloring. I used Americolors brand.

Here is the how to. Happy Father´s Day and happy baking!

Tuesday, June 9, 2015

DIY Striped-Vintage Inspired Mason Jar Home Decor

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Hi everyone! I have a thing for mason jars, black and white stripes and vintage anything, so after this mason jar broke I thought of incorporating it into my home decor, with some vintage twist to it, but also black and white-ish.

My friend sent me this photos of cute floral mason jar bases, and this is what originally inspired my idea. Source: My friend mentioned she saw it on Pinterest, but we don´t know who the original creator is. 

How I did mine:

Sunday, June 7, 2015

Painter Palette Cookie

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Hi everyone! So, I saw this really cute idea on Pinterest a while ago and I wanted to give it a try, but with my own twist to it! You should give them a try, they are so cute and sooo easy to make. Happy baking!

To make them:
- cookie dough recipe here
- rollin pin with space bands DIY here
- round and leaf cookie cutters and a straw
- royal icing recipe here
- scribe tool DIY here
- red, yellow, green, blue and purple royal icing. Stiff consistency.

How to make them:

Tuesday, June 2, 2015

DIY Polka Dots Painted Pots Home Decor

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Hi everyone! I love home decor stuff. The more I grow, the more I like it. Not only do I like looking at it at stores and occasionally buy this or that, I also like to make my own. Weather is building it, putting pieces together, or what I´ve been a lot into lately, painting stuff. More than any kinds of stuff, I´ve been really into painting pots, old bottles of wine, and broken mason jars. Upcycling things that could potentially turn into floral bases. I need more green and more nature around it (even if it´s fake) so I figured this is a good way to do that!

For this you´ll need:
- Pots (got mine at Wall-Mart)
- Acrylic paint. 
- Round sponge.
- Brush.
- Satin finish.

Here is the easy step-by-step tutorial and some other tips. Happy painting!:

Friday, May 29, 2015

Heart Sprinkle Cookie Sticks

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Hi everyone! I loved everything about these cookies. I have to say, when I fist saw this and this idea (where I got inspired from) I saw those hearts and thought: "easy peasy those seem pretty easy to make out of royal icing, I can do it, no biggie". But I quickly changes my mind after the first try/fail. Then, I kept on trying and trying until I got what you see in those photos. They are still not perfect, but those are somewhat descent compared to the first tries (they appear in the video below).  I don´t mean to freak anyone who has never done a royal icing heart, but it just takes practice to get the perfect, round, fluffy but still pointy little heart. So, I would highly recommend to make some extra cookies for practice. And I wouldn´t have been able to make them without my beloved scribe tool!

What we need:

- cookie dough recipe here
- rolling pin with space bands DIY here
- regular knife
- ruler (optional)
- royal icing recipe here
- gel food colors in: red, orange, yellow, green, blue and purple. I use Americolors.
- colorful sprinkles
- scribe tool DIY here
- I use ziplock bags to decorate.

How to make them:

Tuesday, May 26, 2015

DIY Desk/Home/Office Organization Hack (ft. Cable Mess!)

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Hi everyone! Hopefully I am not the only one who gets frustrated because of how chaotic having a bunch of cables on the same place (usually next to a computer) can be. So I wanted to try this hack/idea I saw online. Its using toilet paper rolls. Yes, kind of upcycling those. Thought the idea was genius, keeping in mind this if for a period of time, because of the nature of the materials. So far, my cables are looking good, and I am a much happier person because I can just grab them easily!

Materials needed and the easy DIY here:

Saturday, May 23, 2015

Mini Heart Decorated Cookies (No heart cookie cutter needed)

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HI everyone! The other day I made these mini heart shaped decorated cookies, and I wanted to give the idea a try. They are delicious, perfect size and so damn cute, perfect for the summer!

Ingredients & tools:
- cookie dough recipe here
- rolling pin with space bands diy here
- cookie cutter. now, the idea would be to use a mini heart cookie cutter, I don´t own one, but on the how-to videos below I show you what I use and how I use it.
- gold luster dust, almost extract and a brush
- royal icing recipe here
- gel food coloring, these are the combinations I used:
light orange: 1 drop lemon yellow +1 drop orange
orange: 2 drops orange
red: 3 drops tulip red
blue: 2 drops royal blue
pink: 1 drop electric pink
green: 2 drops  mint green
white: no color added
black: 3-4 drops black
* Brand: Americolors
- scribe tool diy here

How to make them:

Inspiration: It´s from an etsy store, that´s all the information I got.
 I am pretty sure I saw this in Pinterest.